Ivy gave a squirrel the stink eye when they had a square-off on the patio yesterday.
I don’t know what the squirrels eat that’s on the patio carpet, but sometimes I see them nibbling something out there.
Ivy On Critter Watch:
Ivy quickly let it know that she was on critter watch, but the squirrel was not in the least bit perturbed by her presence. It ignored Ivy and kept moving around and nibbling.
The squirrels around here, just like the rabbits and birds, are pretty domesticated. The residents feed them and keep them fat and happy.
I can imagine that Ivy doesn’t understand why the squirrel isn’t running for the hills at the sight of her hulking there behind the clear glass door.
It must be disappointing to crouch down and attempt to scare a critter off, and it doesn’t work.
Ivy isn’t a petite cat. All 17 pounds of her obviously wanted a round with this squirrel.
After all, I imagine that she considers it her job to scare away outdoor critters from coming close.
But the silly squirrel is having none of it. He or she will not give her the satisfaction of bolting back out to the yard at the mere sight of her.
The Squirrels, Rabbits & Birds:
The squirrel considers this senior complex it’s bonafide home, so it is not going to retreat, much to Ivy’s consternation.
Ivy must be thinking: What self-respecting cat can’t scare a squirrel away from the patio door when there are just inches between them. She was disappointed in her endeavor to frighten it away.
Finally, the squirrel has had enough of whatever it was eating on the patio, and it scampers away.
As you can see, Ivy’s body has stopped quaking in indignation. She has resigned herself to the fact that she can’t this critter hunt amounted to nothing.
Ivy spends the nighttime hours watching out my bedroom patio doors for whatever is out there. As well as much of the day. She is on patrol and ready for action, but the squirrels and other critters ignore her.